This guide overviews the topic of bibliometrics, and all content is informed by the White Paper, "Measuring Research Output Through Bibliometrics", authored by the University of Waterloo Working Group on Bibliometrics.
More specifically, this guide explores:
The White Paper, "Measuring Research Output Through Bibliometrics", provides a high-level review of bibliometrics, and provides recommended practices for working with bibliometric data.
The White Paper is not a policy paper; instead, it defines and summarizes evidence that addresses appropriate use of bibliometric data at the University of Waterloo.
For further information connected to this white paper, please contact:
Working Group on Bibliometrics
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo ON Canada N2L 3G1
1 European Commission. (2008). Assessing Europe’s university-based research. Retrieved from https://ec.europa.eu/research/science-society/document_library/pdf_06/assessing-europe-university-based-research_en.pdf
In the post-secondary sector, common assessment activities that incorporate bibliometric measures can include:
For more information on how bibliometric data is used, you are invited to read the White Paper, "Measuring Research Output Through Bibliometrics".